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Watch: Cattle dogs get tiny cowboys and the results are hysterical

Watch: Cattle dogs get tiny cowboys and the results are hysterical dog-happy
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Cattle dogs are known for their hard work but even the most diligent dogs need a hand occasionally. Although, we're not sure this is what they had in mind...

By Natasha James

Published on the 06/01/2021, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23

Lockdown has led to many of us doing the strangest things and, for this farmhand at a 9,000-acre cattle ranch, that meant mounting tiny cowboys onto the back of her dogs!

Annie Vivers, who works on her parents' cattle ranch in New South Wales in Australia, filmed the adorable footage of her Australian Cattle Dogs Chips and Tjas and shared it to social media.

Diligent dolls

It starts with the tiny cowboys atop the dogs’ backs. The, ahem, hard-working dolls are dressed in checked shirts and tiny red neckerchiefs – the perfect attire for rounding up cattle.

We see the two dogs lolloping happily through the fields while the tiny cowboys hang on for dear life.

The music swells theatrically as the footage slows and we see the dogs round up the huge bulls. It's an impressive sight but the presence of the tiny cowboys give it a distinctively less majestic air!

Social stars

As with any great videos these days, the footage has been doing the rounds on social media with viewers commenting on how adorable the dogs are and how impressive the bulls.

The Australian Cattle Dog was bred in Oz for driving cattle over rough terrain and across long distances. All they needed was a little assistance from some tiny cowboys!

Watch the hilarious video here:

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